guided walks


A great way to visit Point Cabrillo Light Station is to come for a guided walk. Group Tours and Guided Walks start in the parking area just off Point Cabrillo Drive. Reservations are required, please allow at least one week prior to your visit to recieve a reservation confirmation. To make a reservation or for more information, call the light station office at (707) 937-6123 or email us at Guided Walks At Point Cabrillo

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the meadows and along the windswept bluffs of the 300 acre Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. You'll learn a little about coast ecology and some Mendocino history, including the story of the "Frolic", the 1850 shipwreck that changed the north coast forever. Your guide will provide you with facts about the restored 1909 Lighthouse and it's still operating 3rd. order Fresnel Lens. In the Light House Museum there will be knowledgeable docents to answer your questions, and a gift shop with a unique array of Lighthouse books, tee shirts, and gift items for your shopping pleasure.

After visiting the lighthouse your can explore the Marine Science Exhibits and view coastal sea life in our 200 gallon salt water acquirium which is located near the light house in the "Smithy Shop" and then experience the life of a light keeper's family in the Light Keepers Museum located in the East Light Keeper's House.

Plan for a mile and a half to two mile walk, round-trip, over unpaved grasslands and gently sloping terrain. A water bottle, binoculars, and a sweater are advised.

Meet your guide in the Visitor Center parking area. A fee of $5.00 per adult is required and provides entance to all of the venues in the Park. Children under 18 years are welcome at no charge, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs are welcoome but must be on lead at all time while in the park

The Preserve is located halfway between Russian Gulch State Park and Caspar Beach, on Point Cabrillo Drive.

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